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Quitting Facebook may be the key to happiness

A new campaign aims to get people off of Facebook temporarily in response to the company's recently unearthed mood experiments with users.

Tech July 13, 2014

Acer rolls out C720 Chromebook, sports 4th-gen Intel Core i3

Acer introduces a new C720 Chromebook, one of the world’s most powerful laptops running on Google’s sleek and fast Chrome OS. The laptop is the world’s first Chromebook to run on Intel Core i3 Haswell processor.

Tech July 13, 2014

Quit Facebook for 99 days and be happier? New survey wants to find out

The "99 Days of Freedom" campaign looks to see if users become happier if they quit using Facebook for 99 days. The campaign is a response to the controversial emotional contagion study carried out by Facebook.

Tech July 11, 2014

Budget 5.7-inch Verizon LG G Vista phablet image and specs leak

A new image of Verizon's upcoming budget LG G Vista phablet has leaked. The smartphone's reported spec list are also revealed.

Tech July 12, 2014

Amazon Zocalo is hired assassin to kill Dropbox, Box, other cloud storage services

Amazon seems to be putting up a stiff competition with other cloud-based storage services and products with its own Amazon Zocalo storage service. Learn what Zocalo has to offer.

Tech July 13, 2014

OS X Yosemite is popular among developers: Will consumers find it equally popular?

Apple has always been consistent with its OS X releases, yet success has always been minor. However, with Yosemite, things could take a major turn due to the addition of certain iOS features and connectivity.

Tech July 13, 2014

Microsoft announced Azure StorSimple and Office 365 Business improvements: Is this the new Microsoft?

Microsoft is making a huge push to dominate the cloud, as competition from Google and Amazon intensifies. The company is hoping new Azure and improved Office 365 services will attract customers.

Tech July 10, 2014

New lifeline for Microsoft flight simulator game

Microsoft announces deal with Train Simulator developer to revive 'Flight Simulator X' with a Steam release. Rival Laminar Research says 'X-Plane' is coming to Steam as well.

Tech July 10, 2014

Moto X+1 or Verizon Droid smartphone running Android L leaks in video and gets compared with Nexus 5 (Video)

A mystery Motorola smartphone has just leaked on video and could be the Moto X+1. The smartphone is also shown next to a Nexus 5 to show the size of its display and how its reported AMOLED display makes the Nexus 5 look washed out.

Tech July 11, 2014

First XP, now Windows 7 support life expectancy is five years

As Windows 7 prepares to leave the 'mainstream' Microsoft announces the date when security enhancements for the beloved OS will end. Support officially concludes in 2020.

Tech July 11, 2014

Android Wear features are expanding as new app turns it into a remote camera accessory

Google is releasing an update to its camera app to increase Android Wear compatibility. Users can now use an Android Wear watch as a remote shutter.

Tech July 11, 2014

FreedomPop heads abroad with free mobile network landing in Belgium first

FreedomPop is expanding its mobile network service to Europe. The company will begin service starting with Belgium later in 2014.

Tech July 10, 2014

Tablet sales tanking a bit thanks to phablet popularity

Smartphones move closer to tablets in size to take back some of the mobile market share. Tablet sales decline for the first time.

Tech July 10, 2014

EC polls competitors on proposed WhatsApp-Facebook merger

Facebook and WhatsApp are prepared to merge. Now comes the regulatory roundabout, and the European Commission has joined the fray.

Tech July 10, 2014

New Internet speed record is 10 times faster than Google Fiber

Bell Labs researchers have set a new Internet speed record, clocking in at 10 gigabits per second. Will we see this technology soon?

Tech July 11, 2014

LinkedIn aims to make career networking even easier with new app

Building on the foundation of the Contacts app, LinkedIn's Connected app seeks to improve relationships between networked users. LinkedIn says it'll continue producing standalone apps as long as each new product can help push careers forward.

Tech July 10, 2014

Apple cuts Samsung ties a bit more, TSMC now shipping Apple chips for iOS

Apple is looking to end its use of Samsung chips. Now, as TSMC reports sending the company chips for iOS, it appears the tech company is closer to ending its relationship with the Korean manufacturer.

Tech July 10, 2014

Alcatel-Lucent's super copper feat may bring superfast broadband into the home

A new cable from Alcatel-Lucent has the potential to deliver superfast broadband into the home. While the testing phase is still ongoing, the record-breaking speeds already achieved have observers optimistic.

Tech July 10, 2014

Verizon announces XLTE-enabled LG G3 release date and limited time $99 preorder deal

Verizon is the last major carrier to announce its LG G3 launch plans. The carrier has made things official and is offering the smartphone for a limited time for $99.99 when preordering.

Tech July 11, 2014

Android mirroring finally arriving for Chromecast, but is it a must-have feature?

Google has launched mirroring for Chromecast. While only supported by a number of Android devices, the search giant hopes to continue to rollout the option to all users.

Tech July 10, 2014

Aereo wants to operate like Cable TV in order to survive

Aereo faces an uphill battle as the Supreme Court ruled in favor of broadcasters. The company has started to file the necessary documentation to be classified as a cable TV provider.

Tech July 13, 2014

Can you go 99 days without Facebook? A new campaign issues the challenge

Facebook users are being challenged to go more than three months without the social network. The effort claims it can save users 28 days of time and may make their lives happier.

Tech July 10, 2014

All-glass iPhone, iPad, and TV? New Apple patent suggests its possible

Apple patent teases the possibility of an all-glass iPhone, iPad. Is Apple on its way to making the future clear?

Tech July 11, 2014

Google awards Glass and $25,000 to five nonprofits. Wearable improving charitable works?

Google may be doing more than what's expected of its Glass wearable device, following a charitable project with five nonprofits. Here’s what these nonprofits are taking home with them.

Tech July 10, 2014

Halo 3 last Easter Egg found... after seven years

After seven years of the game’s initial release, the last Easter Egg from “Halo 3” is finally found. The discovery is sure to excite loyal Halo fans.

Tech July 10, 2014

Yahoo researchers developing algorithm to give you the most scenic routes

A team of researchers have devised a mapping system that revolutionizes how people interact in the city. If successful, people and not cars, will be hitting the streets more.

Tech July 13, 2014

LG unwraps 18-inch transparent, flexible OLED panels

LG aims to pioneer in the world of large flexible displays. The company has released its latest prototype that measures 18 inches and rolls down even while functioning.

Tech July 11, 2014

Spotify is heading to Canada. Sign-up page now live for music lovers

Spotify joins the music-streaming fray in Canada, opens sign-up page for interested users. It took a while but finally the service is set to launch soon.

Tech July 13, 2014

EU probes competition effects of Facebook and WhatsApp merge

The European Commission begins its probe on Facebook’s acquisition deal with WhatsApp. Officials have begun sending detailed questionnaires to companies that rival the social media site in online messaging.

Tech July 13, 2014

Chromecast can now mirror your Android device to your TV

The latest Chromecast update allows users to cast their Android screens to the TV. This feature will allow the device to better compete with the Apple TV and AirPlay.

Tech July 10, 2014

If you love taking selfies, Sony gives you Xperia C3

Sony has launched the Xperia C3 which is being touted as the best selfie taking phone in the world. The smartphone is being pitched as catering specifically to selfies and boasts a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

Tech July 10, 2014

Factory reset does not wipe your Android device of your personal data. Beware

If you thought a standard factory reset will wipe out all your dirty little secrets on your phone, think again! Hackers from Avast were able to dig up thousands of pieces of personal information from 20 second-hand Android phones sold on eBay.

Tech July 11, 2014

Adidas unveils miCoach Fit Smart, eyes to outpace Nike FuelBand SE

Two weeks after the first photos of Adidas’ new fitness tracker were unveiled on the Internet; the sports company officially announces its new miCoach Fit Smart, a device that’s meant to replace your fitness coach.

Tech July 10, 2014

Microsoft hasn't discarded plans for Xbox One to double as a dev kit

Contrary to initial reports, Microsoft says it hasn't scrapped plans to allow retail Xbox Ones to double as developer kits. Microsoft promises to release more details soon.

Tech July 9, 2014

Apple urged to boost accessibility features for deaf, blind

The National Federation of the Blind is pushing Apple to improve the accessibility features of third party apps in the Apple App Store. They would like Apple to establish guidelines for app developers to include the use of Apple technology such as Siri and VoiceOver in their apps.

Tech July 9, 2014

Google rolls out workaround for Android Wear bug

Premium apps run into a wall on Google Wear platform. Google rolls out a temporary fix and promises a long-term solution soon.

Tech July 9, 2014

Why you might just want to buy the Galaxy Tab S, and its display isn't the only reason

Samsung's new flagship tablet offers a variety of new features. The most prominent is the stunning Super AMOLED display.

Tech July 9, 2014

Want an old iPhone? Apple's selling them on eBay

An Apple factory outlet store is selling recertified iPhones on eBay for a limited time. The phones are being sold at rock-bottom prices and are refurbished models.

Tech July 9, 2014

iPhone 6 case maker reveals possible release date and lists 5.5-inch iPhone 6 as 'iPhone 6 Air'

A case manufacturer has made its iPhone 6 cases available for pre-order on Amazon. The listing reveals a possible iPhone 6 release date and the 5.5-inch phablet could officially be called "iPhone 6 Air."

Tech July 9, 2014

Google goes the charity route with Glass

Google is donating Google Glass devices to five charities. The organizations were chosen based on their ideas for how to use the product.

Tech July 9, 2014

Samsung readying VR headset that incorporates smartphone

Samsung's Gear VR virtual reality headset is virtually here. The device will couple with Samsung Galaxy smartphones and debut at IFA 2014 in September.

Tech July 9, 2014

Need a lift? Lyft offers free rides in New York to promote its ride-sharing app service

Lyft is entering the New York City market in earnest. As a promotion, the ride-sharing app will give two weeks free travel for Brooklyn and Queens residents.

Tech July 9, 2014

Play 'Alien: Isolation' mission pack as Ellen Ripley (if you pre-order)

'Alien: Isolation' is going to let gamers play as Ellen Ripley and other characters from the film in a downloadable mission pack, but there's a catch: you have to pre-order the game.

Tech July 9, 2014

OwnCloud arrives on Gartner's Magic Quandrant for file sync, share capabilities

File sharing is about to get a lot easier. Now that ownCloud made it on Gartner's Magic Quadrant, it should help give businesses and others an open-source way to share files.

Tech July 9, 2014

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